Tag: trivial posts

Trivial Posts #28: The Golden Sample, Some Sapphires, and A Diamond Rio

In a week where I did a last-minute trip to New York, looked at the iPhone camera lens, and remembered the horrors of Bros’ ‘Push’ album, the internet kept me relatively sane with links and stories aplenty. Here are some of those stories. You can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Ken Doesn’t Need The Bros Reunion What happened to Craig Logan, the original bassist in Bros? Turns out that he’s quite happy to not be famous, but ended up with a huge career in the Music industry. Ian Burrell finds out what

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Trivial Posts #25: The Amazing, The Afraid, And The A.I.s

I thought work was going to be all about the iPhone this week. In terms of popular culture it was, but I picked up success somewhere else. And in the middle of all that, I found some fun things online… these are the Trivial Posts that kept me from falling down an Apple-filled rabbit hole. Never forget you can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Dah dah dah dumm DUM!! “Hum the music from Star Wars. Hum the music from James Bond. Hum the music from Harry Potter. Now hum the music from any Marvel

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Trivial Posts #17: Slacking, Podcasting, And Hufflepuffing

A busy week for me, travelling to San Francisco and the Valley, as well as reviewing the iPhone 6S on the launch day. I also suggested that Sam Smith should sing the Bond theme for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest. The latter was before I heard it… it’s like Kevin McClory thought he could do a sensitive John Barry song and nobody had the heart to tell him. Right, on with the links. Slacking At XOXO I missed out in the raffle for tickets for this year’s XOXO conference in Portland this year (which would have meant even

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Trivial Posts #13: The Gentlemen, The Borg, And The Goonies

Some more delightful ephemera from around the internet in my latest ‘Trivial Posts’ newsletter and blog post. You can always read the stories at ewanspence.co.uk, or sign up to the mailing list and I’ll send them to you directly every Monday. Honour, respect, courtesy, and manners Kris Wolfe on what makes a gentleman, and how they still apply today: He sits after she sits “…and at the table wait until she is seated, indeed wait until every lady is seated, before taking your own place” The Gentlemen’s Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness (1860). Talk show hosts continue this tradition today by waiting

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Trivial Posts #12: Belgium Pranks France, As Cthulhu Pranks Copyright

A slightly shorter burst of Trivial Posts this week, coming as it does in the week where I moved house (goodbye renting, welcome to somewhere that I own). Still, I needed some distracting, and this is what caught my eye online this week. As always, subscribe to the mailing list to never miss any of my weekly Trivial Posts. Belgium Pranks The French With Waterloo Coin Belgium asks for a commemorative Waterloo two euro coin. France vetoes the idea. Belgium finds loophole in the treaties and mints a commemorative Waterloo coin… for two Euros fifty cents. …three months ago, Belgium proposed the introduction of a commemorative Waterloo

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Trivial Posts #11: Killing Fifa, NPR’s Audible Secret, and Missing Decreasing Circles

In the week I move house, the internet has been a distraction – which I guess is both good and bad. Still, there’s been quite a few articles that have caught my eye, and a few Trivial Posts might be just the tea-break I need For all of you driving by the website, you can subscribe to the mailing list to get your Trivial Posts as they go online. The Archaeologist, The BBC, And Ever Decreasing Circles. Let’s start with a fascinatingly nerdy piece  from Jason Hazeley on the BBC sitcom ‘Ever Decreasing Circles’. The starting point is ‘Season 1, five episodes’, but Hazeley’s story lays

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